Bordeaux in Space

NASA's first space wine mission has successfully returned to Earth, where 12 bottles of Bordeaux and hundreds of Merlot and Cabernet vines will now be analyzed

Bordeaux in Space
All twelve bottles, which were later revealed to be 2000 Pétrus, remained intact throughout the high-speed mission. (Courtesy of Space Cargo Unlimited)
From the May 31, 2021, issue

After spending a year in space, 12 bottles of Bordeaux wine and 320 canes of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are back on Earth. A SpaceX Dragon carrying the French payload made its splashdown off the coast of Florida in January; the wines and vines were retrieved and sent to Bordeaux for analysis. Get the details!

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